Advice Bar: exhibited at Institutional Fieldworking: CNoS @10, Northumbria University, Newcastle

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    Exhibition dates: 16 November - 1 December 2023
    Exhibition venue: Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle

    Advice Bar is a participatory artwork from artist-researcher Jacqueline Donachie, that examines the potential of shared experience. At once a minimalist sculpture and a performance piece, the structure is formed from materials found to hand to create a space for two people to leanin in conversation. It is an object for a shared experience, taking the interaction required of theatre props and office equipment to facilitate a physical movement. The experiential basis of minimalist sculpture – like Robert Morris’s objects for Judson Dance Theatre or Dan Graham’s pavilions for viewing, inform the Advice Bar structure. The experience of its participants is dependent on shared common ground, through one-to-one engagement with a stranger at the familiar interface of a bar-like structure.

    In previous iterations the bar hosted lawyers and voluntary organisations with experience in specific areas to share their knowledge about immigration, benefits, disability, housing, employment, family law and financial law. Responding to the enormous changes to legal aid and the benefits system that have taken place since beginning the project, Advice Bar has offered many chances to learn more about our rights. It has also simply hosted conversations between strangers, most often with young people giving advice to gallery attendees of all ages and backgrounds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
    PublisherUniversity of Northumbria at Newcastle
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
    EventInstitutional Fieldworking: CNoS@10 - Northumbria University Gallery North, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 Nov 20231 Dec 2023


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      Jacqueline Donachie (Organiser), Jennie Jordan (Keynote/plenary speaker), Christine Borland (Participant), Mel Woods (Invited speaker), Paul Goodfellow (Invited speaker), Louise Mackenzie (Participant), Calum Eccleston (Contributor) & Fiona Crisp (Chair)

      8 Mar 2023

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


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